Posts tagged Essence Magazine
A Year in the Making.

Hey look who it is!  I'm still here!  I know I haven't posted in over a month, but I have somewhat of a decent excuse lol.  Besides being a tad bit on the lazy side, I actually have had bronchitis for the past few weeks and it really shut me down.  I had no energy to do anything.  I wasn't even tweeting like my usual self!  Now you know when I'm off twitter, something's wrong haha!  So unfortunately the combination kept me away from the blogesphere.  But I'm back!  

Wearing a blouse, skirt, + earrings from F21, boots vintage Nine West via mi madre.

These photos were taken at a cemetery earlier last week, and it was surprisingly very peaceful.  I've never shot any looks at a cemetery, nor do I hang out at cemeteries on my off time lol.  It had such beautiful scenery, I couldn't resist!  Look at all of these beautiful fall colors!  The mix of the fresh air, and fall breeze had me feeling so serene!  

Quite phallic, wouldn't you say so? LOL 

Unfortunately from being sick, I did miss my 1 year blog anniversary!  However, this post ending up coming at a perfect time.  Thanksgiving is this Thursday, and when I initially thought about putting together my blog anniversary post, I knew I wanted to talk about how thankful I was for everything that has transpired because of it.

There is so much to be thankful for, as there were many opportunities that came my way!  First there was the Street Style feature in Essence Magazine, which was so cool!  Essence is one of my favorite magazines, and to actually be in it was so thrilling!  Then there was the Interview Feature by Style Pantry.  I am a big fan of Folake, and was so honored to be featured by her!  Being a new blogger can be intimidating, as there are so many of us out there!  But ever since I started this blog, I've been shown nothing but positivity and light!  And I'm so thankful for that!!

I've actually recently been featured by another one of my favorite bloggers, Neil Alvin of Black Girls Killing it.  You can check out the feature here.

Besides being featured, you lovely people who read my blog, interact with me via commenting on this blog or on my Facebook Page, Chictopia, or Youtube channel... You guys who re-blog my posts on tumblr, or hold conversations with me on twitter, have been such an inspiration!  You are literally the reason why I even blog!  Without you guys, I wouldn't have had the drive or sustainability to continue on this journey!  You guys have even inspired me to kick off my youtube page again!  I am creative creature, and I enjoy expressing my interests and life with you all!  Thanks for making me feel comfortable doing so! 

You all have provided so much support and love, and have built around me a community of great people.  From all of this, the most important thing I have learned is that being yourself is truly enough.

I'm looking forward to spending time with my family this week, and overall reflecting on the blessings in my life.

Happy Thanksgiving!


Sunday Bunch.
Good morning!!!

How was everyone's weekend?  I usually don't have off Saturday evenings, so I took it to my advantage!  I went for a nice sushi dinner with my bff Sasha, then met up with a group of girlfriends to a bar/club to dance, chat, and be cute.  It was pretty fun, and there was an "eclectic" group of individuals that ranged from newly turned 21 years olds, to these two particularly older gentlemen in suits.  And by older I mean 65+.  Of course my girlfriends and I thought this was HILARIOUS and a few of them started showing the older man some attention by dancing with him!!  He legitimately looked like the old guy in the black suit that dances in the Six Flags commercials.  I was just praying he didn't have a heart attack from all of the excitement haha!

We ended up bar hopping,  eating a couple slices of pizza, sampling some gelato, and eventually going home. 

It's not too often that I do this, so I let myself have a little fun this time around :)

Thanks to everyone who gave me a shoutout and let me know they saw me in the February issue of Essence Magazine!  I felt so much love!!  You guys are great!!

I'm headed to work, then meeting up with Sasha this evening to FINALLY go see Black Swan.  Did you guys see it?  What did you think?  I've heard so many mixed reviews about the movie, but I'm a HUGE fan of Natalie Portman (ever since Anywhere But Here).  Hopefully I'll enjoy it!  I mean, the woman won a Golden Globe for it!

Wearing: Burnt orange fuzzy cardigan, Vintage Hat, Vintage Gap Belt, ASOS jeggings, Suede Dolce Vita boots

Hope you have a wonderful Sunday, and have a positive start to the week!